Immunology

Traffic jam causes immune cell road rage

Mutations in the gene OCRL cause Lowe syndrome, but it has remained unclear how loss of OCRL leads to the diverse eye, kidney, and neurological symptoms suffered by patients. In the featured article from the October issue ...

Genetics

Epigenetic changes and disease – what is the connection?

Previous research has shown that there is a connection between epigenetic changes and some of our common illnesses. But what does this connection mean? A new study shows that external factors, such as lifestyle aspects, often ...

Genetics

Split-brain fruit fly research gives new insight into autism

A better understanding of the cause of autism may come from an unlikely source, neurological studies of the fruit fly. Neuroscientists working in the biology department at the University of Nevada, Reno have identified a ...

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